Community leaders, educators in Yonkers commemorate historic court decision

Community leaders and educators gathered in Yonkers Saturday to commemorate a historic court decision.

It is the 51st anniversary of Brown vs. The Board of Education, which ended legal segregation of the public schools across the country. One official says the legacy of that decision is that the United States supports every citizen?s right to the American dream through public education.

City Councilman Richard Martinelli points to a court order that came just years ago, stating minority school children in Yonkers were not receiving the same education as some of their white classmates. Martinelli says it is important to stay together and continue to move Yonkers forward in the education system.

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